TLDR: Chinese technology company Hesai Technology plans to sue the U.S. government after it was included in a list of companies the Pentagon says have links to the Chinese military. Hesai’s core product is LiDAR road sensing equipment, used in self-driving vehicles. The company denies any military links and argues that its products are only designed for civilian use. The U.S. Department of Defense periodically updates its list of Chinese military companies to counter links between the Chinese military and civilian entities.
A Nasdaq-listed Chinese technology company, Hesai Technology, has threatened to sue the U.S. government after it was added to a list of companies that have links to the Chinese military. The company, which makes LiDAR road sensing equipment for self-driving vehicles, argues that its products are for civilian use only and have never been designed or validated for military use. Hesai plans to file a lawsuit against the U.S. government over its inclusion on the list, which it describes as “unjust, capricious, and meritless.”